UK Directory of Social Value and
Community Benefit standards,
approaches and legislation

Whilst this does not claim to be an exhaustive list of useful materials – there will be more to follow – hopefully the directory below provides some handy sites for reference. Do Contact Us if you would like your resources to be added to this list!

AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard
BS8950 Social Value (BSI consultation)
BS8950 Social Value (Social Value UK)
Case Study: A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme
Case Study Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy: final evaluation report
Case Study: Inspired by 2012: The legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
The Construction Playbook
The Construction Playbook – Procurement Policy Note
The Five Capitals Model
The Flexible Framework
Forum for the Future
How Do Companies Act Campaign
Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust
ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems
ISO 18091:2019 Guidelines for the Applicability of ISO9001 in Local Government
ISO 24000 Sustainable Procurement
ISO 26000 Social Responsibility
ISO 37000 Guidance for the Governance of Organisations
ISO 44001 Collaborative Working
ISO9001: 2015 Quality Management Systems
Investors in People
Just Capital
Less Plastic
Mainstreaming equality considerations in procurement.
Model Services Contract Guidance.
Model Services Contract
The Outsourcing Playbook – Central Government Guidance on Outsourcing Decisions and Contracting
Principles for Purpose Based Business: The British Academy
The Seven (Nolan) Principles of Public Life
The Seven Principles of Social Value (Social Value International)
The Shared Value Initiative
The Social Enterprise Mark
Social Return on Investment Methodologies (Social Value UK)
The Social Value Certificate
Social Value Creation in UK Government Procurement (Standards Consultation)
The Social Value Model: Procurement Policy Note 06/20 Taking account of social value in the award of central government contracts.
Support the Goals
The Sustainable Procurement Pledge
Themes, Outcomes and Methodology Toolkit (Social Value Portal)
Treasury Green Book: Appraisal and Evaluation in Central (UK) Government
UK Government Policy Note Jan 2013- Public Sector Equality Duty
UK Government Policy Note May 2019- Tackling Modern Slavery in Supply Chains
UK Government Policy Note Sep 2020: Taking Account of Social Value in the Award of Central Government Contracts 
UK Government Policy Note April 2021- Applying Exclusions in Public Procurement Managing Conflicts of Interest and Whistleblowing
UK Government Policy Note June 2021- Taking Account of Carbon Reduction Plans in the Procurement of Major Government Contracts
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
ISO Guidance Linking ISO Standards to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
The World Bank
The World Bank
The Concession Contracts Regulations 2016
The Companies Act 2006
The Concession Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2016
The Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011
The Equality Act 2010
The Procurement Reform Act (Scotland) 2014
The Public Contract (Scotland) Regulations 2015
The Public Sector Social Value Act 2012
The Public Contract Regulations 2015
The Utilities Contract (Scotland) Regulations 2016
The Utilities Contract Regulations 2016
The Welsh Community Benefits Toolkit
Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015